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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Househeads beware, there is something brewing tonight. Phauna returns for the second edition of the Lapa based house party, where residents Chester Cave and Sean Diss team up yet again and bring together a killer lineup of local and out of town DJs. After a successful first round, the party sets up shop at a new venue in downtown Rio, Multifoco.

Multifoco is a venue created for artists and musicians to provide the necessary infrastructure for performing, recording, mixing, and mastering. But, aside from offering production services, the space is also available for events and performances. Therefore, the Phauna team will take the Multifoco stage with a great combination of music and visuals tonight, which promises to leave a lasting impression and steady following for future events.


Los Sebosos Postizos e Mombojó (Lapa)
Circo Voador is offering a great two for one show tonight with Los Sebosos Postizos and Mombojó under one roof. Los Sebosos Postizos will revisit the classic sounds of Jorge Bem, recreating some heavily influential sounds in Brazilian music today. O Mombojó has recently released the album, “Mombojó 11º Aniversario”, paying tribute to the musical heritage of the state of Pernambuco.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40


Phauna: Todos Reunidos (Lapa)
Phauna is back with the second edition from resident DJs Sean Diss and Chester Cave. Tonights guests include DJ Guilherme Toledo, Andrey Brandão, Ariel Segatto and DJ Sono.
Multifoco – 8:30 PM
Mem de Sá, 126, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2222-3034
Entrance: R$10 until 11:30 PM, R$20 after

Bootleg (Copacabana)
Bootleg returns to Fosfobox with another heavy lineup of tech house DJs. Superstar DJ and producer Mau Mau from São Paulo is headlining alongside residents Bed & Breakfast, Jonas Rocha and Leo Janeiro. Upstairs is supported by Pedro Piu and David Tabalipa
Fosfobox – 11:30 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$45 without

The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Club


Ju Moraes (Lapa)
Finally finishing the recordings of her new CD, Ju Moraes will make her first show in Rio at Lapa 40º. She will be performing songs off her new album which is set to release in September. Ju Moraes won the first national edition of The Voice Brasil, aired by Rede Globo.
Lapa 40º – 11:30 PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$40

Grupo Semente convida Teresa Cristina (Lapa)
Grupo Semente invites singer and performer Teresa Cristina. The team will perform their samba sound that has carried their seven year career with much success and adoration.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good choice, with live music, all the sports games and all sorts of pub games such as darts and the only pool table in Ipanema.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$25 after 8PM

Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have their new second location in Copacabana.
Blue Agave
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

Mud Bug (Copacabana)
With two locations in Copacabana, Mud Bug provides a great selection of beers and food. There isn’t much missing from this American style staple. Also expect to hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock from time to time.
Mud Bug – 5PM
Rua Rudolpho Dantas, 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Entrance: Free

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers London Pride and Heineken on draft. Tonight is live music from Bat Salad, a tribute to the great Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$20

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